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Diary of a Dyslexic School Kid

Diary of a Dyslexic School Kid

Alais Winton and Zac Millard, illustrated by Joe Salerno

Quick Overview

This positive and relatable diary of a dyslexic teen covers school life, bullying, tests and homework, with warmth, humour and insight. Based on the authors' real-life experiences, it shows kids and young teens with dyslexia that they are far from alone in their experiences.
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Paperback / softback
2019, 8.43in x 5.35in / 214mm x 136mm, 112pp
ISBN: 9781785924422
2019, ePUB
ISBN: 978-1-78450-814-2
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Experience day-to-day life for a dyslexic kid, including school life, bullying and coping with tests and homework, in this frank and funny diary.

Co-authored with a teenage boy with dyslexia and illustrated with cartoons, this is a positive yet honest look at the difficulties of being dyslexic. Using a simple and relatable approach, the authors display the ups and downs of school - and home - life with a reading difficulty, focussing on the sometimes overwhelming experience of being at a bigger school and studying loads of new subjects.

Providing tips for what really helps and works based on real-life experience, this fun, accessible book shows teens and tweens with dyslexia that they are far from alone in their experiences.


'This book will ease the way for any dyslexic adolescent grappling with the trials and tribulations (and the joys) of transitioning to life at secondary school. Alais and Zac bring a lightness of touch to this engaging, visual journey into life with dyslexia.'
- Alison Patrick – author of β€˜The Dyspraxic Learner – strategies for success.’


I could really relate to this. I really liked the images and some of it made me laugh.
This would be good for anyone with dyslexia because it is so relatable and shows them that they are not the only one.

- Jenna age 13


I like the style of this, I like that it's a diary because this makes it easier to read.
The font is nice and big and easy to read.
It's just amazing (like yoda).

- Cameron age 12 (Star Wars fan)


By (author): Alais Winton, Zac Millard
Illustrated by: Joe Salerno